Mike MiadichFounder and VP Contract Services
Mike is a co-founder and is currently responsible for the contract services division and overall operations of EdgeLink. Since the company’s inception in 2003, Mike has served in many capacities, often simultaneously as the business has grown: providing company strategy, working directly with customers, leading sales and recruiting teams, and managing the internal operations (HR/Finance/Office) of the organization.
Prior to EdgeLink, Mike spent several years as a top performer in recruiting and business development efforts within multiple divisions of a publicly-held IT search firm based in the Silicon Valley. He successfully placed candidates from a wide variety of technology disciplines locally and nationwide. In addition to his recruiting experience, he has served in business development and sales management roles in multiple industries, including high tech, distribution and retail.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of Notre Dame’s national championship football team and nationally ranked baseball team. He lives in Portland with his wife, Heather and children Ries, Emme and Anthony.
Getting the Edge on Mike
Early on, I did a lot of summer jobs growing up to make some extra money: paper routes, umpiring little league, some construction, etc… my first “real job” was as a research assistant for a venture capital firm.
Cleaning out a horse stable in the middle of the summer… let your imagination take it from there. Yes, that was probably the worst job…
“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden
Favorite thing to do outside of work:
Spend time with family and friends. We have several friends and a rather large extended family in the area so there seems to always be something going on that makes life exciting. Outside of that, I like to keep active and am involved in all kinds of recreational activities.
Who inspires you:
People who are the best at what they do; I’m inspired by people who demonstrate passion for what they do and enthusiasm in doing it. I was a big fan of Joe Montana, Walter Payton and Clyde Drexler growing up.
Pizza, spaghetti, anything with cheese.
Competitive and recreational sports; basketball, skiing, golf, anything sports related. Learning new things anyway I can: reading, listening to podcasts, TV, etc. Going to the movies is also something I enjoy.